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Table 2 Characteristics of the tracheal stenosis regarding days of intubation, the exact site and degree of the stenosis.

From: Post tracheostomy and post intubation tracheal stenosis: Report of 31 cases and review of the literature

  PT group (20 patients) (mean-range) PI group (11 patients) (mean-range)
Days with ETT 5.5 (4–7) 5.2 (2–10)
Days with tracheostomy 54.5 (14–151) -
Distance from vocal cords (cm) 3.1 (2–7) 2.7 (1–5)
Distance from main carina (cm) 5.5 (5–6) 5.5 (3–8)
Length of stenosis (cm) 1.2 (0.5–2.5) 2.6 (0.5–7)
Percent of tracheal stenosis 78.5% (60–90%) 71% (50%–90%)
  1. ETT: endotracheal tube, pts: patients, PI: post intubation, PT: post tracheostomy.